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Old 04-11-2015, 11:08 AM   #1
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Camper surge protection

Hey guys-
While reading my new camper manual, I read that the breakers and fuses don't fully protect the camper from surges and brown outs. What do you suggest for protection and how do I install it? What's pricing like? Seems like a good idea.
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:17 AM   #2
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I have a Progressive Industries 30A EMS. (Electrical Management System). Ordered from Amazon for $269. Does alot more than surge protecting. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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I use a Progressive Industries EMS-PT30. It plugs into the pedestal and you plug your trailer in to it.
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:22 AM   #4
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And the newer style has a lock bracket made into it as well!
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:45 AM   #5
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T/T 30 or 50 amp? Do you wan t to hard wire or plug in? You start plug in +/- $100 up to several hundred for hard wire. Its really a matter of " worry factor" on your part. Lots of people have rved for years w/o one, while others have had parts fried their first outing. It also depends on the rv park you use. Cheap parks are cheap for a reason.
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I just installed Progressive 50amp hard wired. Fairly easy to do. Won't get stolen of the post, not exposed to elements.
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Hardwired units are fine...as long as you can get access. If not, you'll have to use the post type or pay big money to have a hard wired unit installed.
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Sorry I posted this in FW, was supposed to go in TT but I messed up. Same idea in either though. My TT is 30A
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True. Self install of a hardwire unit is probably not for a novice
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Sorry I posted this in FW, was supposed to go in TT but I messed up. Same idea in either though. My TT is 30A
Take a look at where your power cord enters the vehicle and try to find a good area close by where you can install the unit. If you're reasonably handy, this is not a difficult installation. The hardest part of my installation was snaking a cable up an exterior wall for the display unit.

Here you can find the installation instructions and decide if you're up to the task: http://media.wix.com/ugd/439d5a_bdb5...0bfa0fbb39.pdf
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